We are now into shorter days with cooler temperatures and hopefully periods of rain. Summer colour will begin to fade as we transition into our next season. Remove annuals and cut back perennials as the foliage deteriorates. Plants with fall colour can be planted now and beds prepared for winter. Below is a short list of jobs in the garden.
Lawns are comng out of their summer dormancy and returning to green. Fertilize with winter lawn food (6-9-18) to keep the grass healthy through the winter. Cut grass a little higher for the winter. Growth stops in November and the mower can be put away. New lawns should be seeded by early October if they are to be established for the winter. Later seeding results in slower establishment.
Shrubs with Colour: Heathers, Viburnum (Spring Bouquet, Pink Dawn), Pieris, Chinese Witchhazel, Sweet Box, Pussy Willow and more.
Plants with Berries: Pyracantha, Cotoneaster, Rose Hips, Crabapples, Hawthorne, Heavenly Bamboo, Skimmia, Wintergreen, Pernettya.
Plants with Attractive Branches and Trunks: Japanese Maples, Birchbark Cherry, Paperbark Maple, Birch, Shrub dogwood (red and yellow twig).
We are getting many enquiries as to what to seed and when, or what to plant and when! Luckily, West Coast Seeds has provided an excellent planting chart for our area. To view their planting chart which includes information on when to start your seeds indoors, when to direct seed outdoors, when to transplant, cover your seedlings and transplant and cover your vegetables view their chart here.
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Located: 5km. South of Duncan, BC on Hwy #1
Mailing Address: 2205 Phipps Road, Duncan, B.C. V9L 6L2 Canada
Phone: 250 748-2023